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Altschool closed – new Montessori school opening in the space

Altschool, a Zuckerberg-backed start-up running private schools and developing educational software, is closing all its for-profit schools. The Brooklyn Heights campus at 212 Hicks Street is transitioning to become a Guidepost Montessori School starting this school year 2019/20.

“Guidepost is an international network of Montessori schools where joyful, self‑directed exploration leads to children who love to learn. Our school brings together the Montessori approach to building independence and foundational knowledge with a best-in-class personalized learning framework.”

The school has two mixed-age classrooms, ages 3 to 6 and ages 6 to 11. The facility does not feature an outdoor space and recess takes place in nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park. School hours are 8.30 am to 3 pm with extended hours until 6 pm.

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